"How Do I Measure Discipleship?"

“How Do I Measure Discipleship?”

Wednesday is for Thinking

The Call to DiscipleshipSometime back, a friend (thanks Mike) and campus pastor of another church asked this question:

Hey guys I’d like a little input. Our pastoral team here at ___________ is discussing,

“How to measure our effectiveness of making disciples? (beyond Sunday attendance, offerings and buildings). How do you measure your campus/church effectiveness?”

He went on and issued a…

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John Piper; Answering Homosexual Activists; Marriage Thoughts; Immigrant Policy; Dealing with Terrorism

Links for Life and Ministry I am away this week taking the last class for a Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

John Piper; Answering Homosexual Activists; Marriage Thoughts; Immigrant Policy; Dealing with Terrorism

Links for Life and Ministry I am away this week taking the last class for a Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

What We Can Learn for Our Souls from this Year’s Soy Bean Crop

Monday is for Challenge Here’s a great post from memory delight that all my farmer friends in Iroquois County will appreciate.

What We Can Learn for Our Souls from this Year’s Soy Bean Crop

Monday is for Challenge Here’s a great post from memory delight that all my farmer friends in Iroquois County will appreciate.

What is Your Church Known for?

Sunday Afternoon Musings “If we are going to call ourselves followers of Jesus Christ, we should be making disciples.

What is Your Church Known for?

Sunday Afternoon Musings “If we are going to call ourselves followers of Jesus Christ, we should be making disciples.

Running to the Mountain to Escape into Battle

Running to the Mountain to Escape into Battle

Wednesday is for Prayer

Jesus prayingThe tide has turned. The Pharisees are furious with Jesus. Blinded by hate, they are plotting to kill him.

Crowds are following. The twelve are being trained. His ministry is just beginning to gear up and is making headway in proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom. And the Pharisees are planning how to destroy both him and his message.

What will Jesus do?

Luke tells us.

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When Heaven Invades Earth, are We Ready?

When Heaven Invades Earth, are We Ready?

Tuesday is for Thinking

Withered hands 1High drama on a Sabbath.

5 And he said to them, “The Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.” 

6 On another Sabbath, he entered the synagogue and was teaching, and a man was there whose right hand was withered. 7 And the scribes and the Pharisees watched him, to see whether he would heal on the Sabbath, so that they might find a reason to accuse him. 8 But he knew their…

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Lazy Atheists; John Stewart’s Prejudice; Tim Keller on Suffering; Government Homosexuality Numbers; Smart Phones Making us Dumb and more

Lazy Atheists; John Stewart’s Prejudice; Tim Keller on Suffering; Government Homosexuality Numbers; Smart Phones Making us Dumb and more

Weekend Links Dan, Owen and Ellie (Day One of Being a Big Brother)

Dan, Owen and Ellie (Day One of Being a Big Brother)

I am a grandfather again!  Meredith and Dan just had their second child. Young Owen has a baby sister, Ellie Leta, born this morning weighing 7lb. 1 Oz and 18″ long.  We are excited for them and us and excited to see our new family member. Enjoy the weekend links.

Better Thinking about Politics and Cultural Engagement

A Primer on…

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